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Eco-art Caucus


Anukriti Sud Hittle - artanu [at] sbcglobal.net

Visit the new Eco-art blog site at http://ecoartcaucus.wordpress.com

Wilderness Mind: Dissolving Duality

The Los Angeles Eco-Art Collective premiered an exhibition, Wilderness Mind: Dissolving Duality, at the Angel's Gate Cultural Center. Curated by Deborah Thomas, the exhibition includes 30 works by Carolyn Applegate, Ulla Barr, Marie Cenkner, Danielle Eubank, Ann Isolde, J.J. L'Heureux, Nancy Lissaman, Meg Madison, Hiroko Momii, MaryLinda Moss, SAndra Mueller, Annemarie Rawlinson, Deborah Thomas and France White.

The exhibition continues through August 18. Writes curator Thomas, "Although on first impression, "wilderness" may call to mind places of intense experience in nature, far from civilization, it reveals itself to be more a state of mind that defies location, either geographical or imaginary--one in which social structure relaxes, logic slips away, and time and space collapse."

The recent WCA Pacific Region “Elements Eco-Art Conference” was held June 25, 2010 during the WCA Summer Board Meeting at the David Brower Center in Berkeley!  Conference featured three panels on eco-art, performance art, interactive discussions, mini-film festival, art-making and an eco-activist awards ceremony.

Going GREEN with the WCA's awards catalog!

WCA has taken first steps to go green with using paper products from well-managed forests, backed by a rigorous, third-party certification audit carrying the The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) label for its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Awards catalog. Furthermore, the catalog was printed with soy inks, plus the engery used in printing process comes from wind energy.

Furthermore, all WCA's office paper is reused and shredded. The shreddings are then composted in the administrator's compost heap in Upstate NY. As her studio, a former schoolhouse dating back to 1848, does not have a septic system, she relies solely on composting her “nite soil.” The book “Humanure” by Joseph Jenkins, was essential to making her studio life possible, and WCA's shredded waste provides a welcome cover material to be converted to humus in about 2 years.


Photo: Karin Luner @2009